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An Inspirational Story

Recently I watched an inspirational clip which moved me on a multitude of levels, and today I want to share it with you in the hope you too will find inspiration in this story.

It is difficult to imagine what it must be like to live in a country where females are not allowed to gain an education.  But in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule, there were extreme punishments for females who sought an education – resulting in deadly consequences for those who were ‘caught in the act’.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh helps girls and young women in Afghanistan get an education.  Her story is a moving example of courage in the face of huge personal risk, hope and dreaming big.

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Suzi McAlpine

Suzi McAlpine is a Leadership Development Specialist and author of the award-winning leadership blog, The Leader’s Digest. She writes and teaches about accomplished leadership, what magic emerges when it’s present, and how to ignite better leadership in individuals, teams and organisations. Suzi has been a leader and senior executive herself, working alongside CEOs and executive teams in a variety of roles. Her experience has included being a head-hunter, an executive coach, and a practice leader for a division at the world’s largest HR consulting firm. Suzi provides a range of services as a Leadership Development Specialist, including executive coaching, leadership workshops and development programmes for CEOs, leadership teams and organisations throughout New Zealand.

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